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Professional Development Classes

Employers:
Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to register for our classes, pending your approval. With the company account we can then invoice you after you have approved thier registration for a Cabrillo Extension class. A company account will allow you to review your company information, approve any registration requests made by your employees, review your student-employees and print their transactions.

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Building Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness

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To be emotionally intelligent means to have and demonstrate self-awareness and to be able to self-regulate, so you can communicate with a higher degree of competence. Emotional intelligence and self-awareness are critical skills in work and in everyday life. In this module you will…

  • Understand the 4 components of Emotional Intelligence
  • Practice 2 powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness
  • Learn 3 ways to “prime” yourself for greater success

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed., April 18
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda - see bio below

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Confident Decision Making

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Do you want to make smarter decisions? You make decisions every day, but are they the right decisions? Are you sure you have gathered relevant data, reviewed all options, gained the required support from your management and colleagues? Whether you are making a simple or complex decision, making quality decisions does not have to be such a challenge. Increase your decision-making confidence by attending this interactive class.

  • Learn how to set the context for your decision
  • Identify decision challenges and barriers
  • Generate and evaluate alternatives and identify risks
  • Make quality decisions using a practical model
  • Effectively communicate and implement the decision

Wed., April 25
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.

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Working Across Generations

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Are you struggling to develop an individual employee, a cohesive team or a department because of the generational differences and expectations that exist in your workforce? For the first time we have four generations working side-by-side in the workplace. This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills to work with and lead cross-generational teams.

In this module you will:

  • Define and learn about the core characteristics of each generation
  • Explore how the events that shaped each generation influenced who they are and their expectations in the workplace
  • Learn what motivates each generation and the Top 5 Actions for working with each generation effectively

 

 

Wed., May 9
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $65
Register after Mar. 26: $74

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

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Powerful Presentation Skills

Wait…what? You want me to give a presentation?

If the idea of giving a speech makes your face sweat and your heart race, then let’s see if we can ease your apprehension and turn you into a confident speaker! In this short series you will:

  • Practice techniques that reduce anxiety
  • Figure out what your audience needs and wants
  • Organize ideas in ways that are memorable and effective
  • Create content that keeps attention
  • Use vocal and physical delivery to drive your message home

Yes... you will be required to give an actual presentation in this class. Yes... it will be okay!

 

 

2 Tue., May 15 & 22
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B

Register by Mar. 26: $124
Register after Mar. 26: $142

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Waters has over 20 years of public speaking teaching experience. She specializes in creating a fun, comfortable climate for practice and progress.

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Plan Your Time, Align on Priorities, and Take Action!
Today's work world moves quickly. We are expected to be “on 24/7”, and there is always more to do than there is time to do it. Without effective prioritization and planning strategies, you are likely to spin your wheels and end the day feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Instead, take control of your time and priorities, and get the RIGHT things done! In this module you will…

  • Identify your top priorities using a values-based approach
  • Assess how you spend your time at work using the urgent/ important matrix
  • Learn about the most common, destructive and career stalling time wasters
  • Make a plan to overcome your barriers and take action towards an important goal 

Wed., May 16
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

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True Colors® Personal Success Workshop

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Would you like to understand and improve your own communication style? Or would you love to understand what influences the communication style of the people you interact with daily? What if a simple system could help you profoundly improve your communication with others? This is exactly what the True Colors® tool can do for you.

True Colors® is a communication tool rooted in temperament styles. It is a departure from other temperament models of the past that tend to place you in one box. The strength and power of True Colors® is that it takes the elaborate method of understanding personality theory and distils it into a user-friendly, practical tool that is fun to use and easy to apply.

This interactive, information-packed session will help you:

  • Explore your own distinctive personality strengths
  • Appreciate differences in the ways people function
  • Provide a better understanding of how to influence others


COMING SOON!

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $54
Register after Mar. 26: $62
Plus a $15 material fee payable at registration for text and assessment

 

 

 

 

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Roxanne Harrison is a certified True Colors® trainer and a group facilitator focusing on corporate team- building and leadership programs. She spent over 15 years in senior and director level sales and marketing positions.

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Become a Community Education Instructor

 

Do you have professional experience, a creative artistic practice, or other skills and experience that you would like to share with others? Do you love to work with groups of people to share information? Would you like to earn extra income as a community education instructor? The Cabrillo Extension Program, colleges, parks & recreation departments, and adult education programs are always looking for new class ideas, new instructors, and ways to meet the needs of the community. Learn from a seasoned pro about the essential steps to offer an excellent learning experience, and help enrich students lives! This can be a lucrative and extremely rewarding part-time profession. 

Cabrillo Extension staff will be on hand to talk about the requirements for class proposals, important tools for success, and what types of class offerings are successful.

Sat., May 19
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 425

Register by Mar. 26: $58
Register after Mar. 26: $65
Plus a $30 material fee payable in class to instructor

 

 

 

 

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David Cook, author of Build Your Dream House for a Song, is a former salesman and restaurant owner. He'd barely picked up a hammer before starting work on his dream house in Marin County. He has been teaching Community Education courses for over 20 years.

 

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New Age of Inventory Management & Control

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This introductory class addresses issues related to fundamental inventory management. You will learn the basic principles driving inventory decisions. Instruction will deal with premises and practices that help the enterprise balance and minimize the inventory level across the peaks and valleys of sales.

In this one-day class you will…

  • Learn what to consider when planning for inventory needs
  • Compare enterprise policies to inventory management objectives
  • Calculate costs involved in inventory management
  • Consider lead time and it’s impact and also different replenishment alternatives
  • Review tactical vs. strategic sourcing
  • Apply several lean management techniques for reducing inventory overall
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity!

Thu., April 26 - CANCELLED
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A140

Register by March 26: $450
Register after March 26: $495

 

 

 

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Supply Chain Management Basics

This all-new course provides an introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM) presenting the fundamental concepts in managing the flow of materials within and outside the organization.

The capability of a company to manage their supply chain position it as a front-runner in today’s business economy. To truly maximize and manage the Supply Chain, each participant within the chain will have to make adjustments on how they conduct business. To effectively improve our performance to our customers, each link in the chain must address what they do and why.

Come to this one-day class to…

  • View the entire supply chain system
  • Learn how to communicate about the customer’s needs to all members of the chain
  • Identify how the management system must operate in order to employ the information communicated from each of the supply chain links

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity!

Fri., April 27 - CANCELLED
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A140

Register by March 26: $450
Register after March 26: $495

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lean Business Practices

Are you struggling to meet customer demand? Do you need to figure out how to keep costs down and efficiencies up? Is the bottom-line pressure to cut costs leaving you unsure of what to do next?

There are many questions that surface when running a business. What is the best competitive strategy? What are our information technology needs? How good are the business processes to satisfy our customer needs? There is always a drive to know the best way to prepare the enterprise for continued success especially as customers are demanding more from their suppliers. Are you ready to take the necessary action?

In this full-day class you will:

  • Review a ten (10) point assessment that will measure a company’s posture for addressing growth; including the practical methodology needed to enhance performance throughout an enterprise comprising of Lean Thinking principles
  • Understand the structure and workings of the supply chain
  • Learn what a Lean Supply chain is
  • Learn how to address Lean Thinking (7) wastes
  • How to employ the process for Purchasing in a Lean Supply Chain
  • Obtain success guidelines for implementing Lean Thinking
  • Learn to converse with suppliers on how to achieve the desired results
  • Identify your enterprises and purchasing posture in the supply chain
  • Discover what the ten (10) tips for success are in a Lean Supply Chain

Fri., May 18 - CANCELLED
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A140

Register by March 26: $450
Register after March 26: $495

 

 

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Continuous Improvement for Supplier Performance

What are the biggest challenges you face in attempting to improve performance with a supplier? What do you do when the quality and/or timeliness of your suppliers are lacking and the impact transfers down to your clients? You cannot solve problems by just switching suppliers.

The key to providing a quality product/service is having suppliers who provide consistent quality along with timely delivery. Come to this class to learn how you can improve the performance you currently get from your suppliers and explore the proven strategies to develop workable and effective supplier relationships. You will explore the latest strategies for improving the performance of suppliers.

In this full-day class you will:

  • Learn how to keep costs down
  • Learn how to develop and use effective supplier capability surveys and performance rating systems
  • Learn how to address and resolve cost and respective quality issues
  • Develop an understanding of essential elements to attain a win-win relationship
  • Learn how to employ the steps to attain a supplier certification relationship
  • Learn how to employ the concept of “quick changeover” with the supplier to reduce “WIP” and the proverbial “minimum lot size”

Wed., May 30 - CANCELLED
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Watsonville Center - Bldg. A, Room A140

Register by March 26: $450
Register after March 26: $495

 

 

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Leadership MasterMinds Group

You are a leader and you are a collaborator. You know the value of interfacing with other professionals, and yet finding the time can be a real challenge. While you support the professional development efforts of your direct reports, you often don’t have enough time to dedicate to your own professional development path.

Cabrillo College’s Leadership MasterMind group will provide the structure you need to make real and tangible advances in your leadership. A small group of highly motivated leaders will come together in monthly-facilitated sessions to:

  • Discover more about your leadership strengths, tendencies and passions, and carve a leadership path
  • Set and achieve goals for your leadership development
  • Be mentored and become a mentor to others
  • Learn more by reflecting on all you do

Convene with other like-minded leaders and gain access to our book group meetings, receive weekly email coaching, and a one-on-one coaching session with program facilitator, Claire Laughlin. Gain new perspective on the challenges you face at work.

When you join Cabrillo’s Leadership MasterMind group, you will form lifelong connections that provide support as you grow, face challenges and make improvements to your leadership style and skills.

Join us. Get support and share your expertise.

COMING SOON!
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room 1522 Click HERE for a campus map

Register by March 26: $275
Register after March 26: $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help teams and organizations achieve results. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members.

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Beyond Your Department: Expanding Your Business Acumen
Confident contributors possess business acumen and organizational savvy, and clearly understand how to contribute to their organization’s immediate and long term profitability. In this course, participants will explore what is needed to deepen business acumen and financial skills through three important focus areas:

  • Understand business drivers
  • Identify internal resources
  • Present a business case to show value

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by May 31: $52
Register after May 31: $58

 

 

 

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Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.

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What Motivates Me? ®
Employee engagement is a serious issue. Whether you are the employee working in a de-motivating environment, or you are the leader responsible for that environment, you have more power than you think to influence the culture and get people engaged when you understand motivation!
 
Research teams at The Culture Works have studied more than 850,000 people globally to learn what makes people the most engaged in their jobs. Bottom line? People are most engaged when their work aligns with their primary motivators. But most of us don’t even know what our primary motivators are!
In this class, you will…

  • Interpret the results of your online Motivator’s Assessment ® (taken in advance)
  • Work through a set of thought provoking exercises to help discover what you love best about your work
  • Make a plan for sculpting your job for higher satisfaction

*Participants need to purchase the book, “What Motivates Me” from Amazon.com or your local bookseller (approximately $16).
Please use the code included in the book to take your online assessment and bring the printed report to class.

COMING SOON!
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $64
Register after Sept. 10: $72

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

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Be a Better Communicator

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How many times during the last month have you delivered what you believed to be a stellar work product, but, surprisingly, it was rejected by your co-workers. You’re unsure why this happened! Unlock the mystery of communication styles - build relationships and communicate effectively with people with different behavior styles.

This course provides an effective and observable way to understand those around you and how best to work with them. In this course, you will:

  • Diagnose your own behavior interaction style preference using the Bolton and Bolton Behavioral Styles Model
  • Analyze the behavior styles of others
  • Gain communication techniques for greater success with others.
  • Practice “flexing” across styles to work well with others.
  • Create an action plan for improving your communications with specific people. 

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $52
Register after Sept. 10: $58

 

 

 

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Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.

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Powerful Thinking: How to Be Positive and Open

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The illusion that our thinking patterns exist “only in our heads” can be dangerous and destructive. The truth is that our thinking consistently seeps out into our language and interactions with others. In order to communicate skillfully, we must master the art of positive thinking. In this module you will…

  • Break through perceptual biases
  • Learn to “stay low on the ladder”
  • Learn and practice “Yes” language
  • Practice listening openly and with purpose

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda - see bio below

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Coaching for Excellence

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The secret is out! The ability to coach is one of the most powerful competencies that a manager can develop. 70% of an employee’s learning happens on the job, so it is imperative that managers are equipped to guide, develop and COACH their employees as they learn. Ongoing coaching conversations have been heralded as the most effective tool for truly shaping and managing employee performance.

In addition, it has been widely proven that when people feel they are making measurable progress toward meaningful goals, they are more involved, more motivated, more productive, and more satisfied at work. Learning how to have powerful and effective coaching conversations will help you achieve all of that and more!

Join us for this practice-focused series that will help you build confidence while learning the basic skills and structure of being a good coach. Each class builds on the concepts and skills presented in earlier classes so that you will become a well-rounded coach by the end of the series.

There are four hands-on modules in this course:

  • Becoming a Coach – you’ll learn and practice the foundational skills that every great coach must use including self-awareness, active listening skills, and asking powerful questions.
  • Coaching Practice - you’ll learn a framework for coaching and get started coaching others toward success!
  • Coaching for Improvement - you’ll practice coaching your employee when their performance is an issue. This class will prepare you to be calm and focused - even in the face of difficulty.
  • Forming a Coaching Habit - we will work toward integrating coaching into your daily conversations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of this series, you’ll come away with the skills and confidence to coach your employees in a wide variety of situations.

Join us! Enroll today! 

COMING SOON!
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help teams and organizations achieve results. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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